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Candidates for 4 local school boards run unopposed

Published Jan. 22 2018

Four Mid-Missouri school districts already know who will represent them on their boards of education following the April election.

Bill would double width of utility corridors

Published Jan. 22 2018

A bill presented last week before the Missouri Senate's Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety Committee would double the width of...

School savings plans expanded

Published Jan. 22 2018

The recent federal tax overhaul included an expansion of an education savings program that will allow families with students in...

Facing inner demons through her art

Published Jan. 22 2018

When Kate Johnson was 3, her parents and grandparents were shocked to see she already had the ability to stay...

Legacy of Missouri soldier killed in WWI preserved by military portrait

Published Jan. 22 2018

For many years, a military portrait of George Florea has hung in the home of Jefferson City resident Dot Baker,...

Foundation deemed 'best kept secret' in Missouri Baptist life

Published Jan. 22 2018

Last September, a former president of the Missouri Baptist Convention was named president and treasurer of the Missouri Baptist Foundation...

Challenges rise in Jefferson City fight against drugs

Published Jan. 22 2018

The Jefferson City Council for Drug Free Youth reviewed its 2017 campaigns Thursday as it prepared for 2018 during its...

Taxi service adapting in response to ride-hailing industry

Published Jan. 21 2018

Only a few weeks after ride-hailing services Uber and Lyft moved into Jefferson City last spring, Checker Cab owner Tom...

Greitens: 'No blackmail,' 'no violence' in affair

Published Jan. 21 2018

In his first interview since acknowledging an extramarital affair, Gov. Eric Greitens said Saturday there was "no blackmail" and "no...

State Tech Health Sciences Building near completion

Published Jan. 21 2018

LINN — In just a few months, State Technical College will be the owner of a new Health Sciences Building.

Watson terminated over 'priorities, direction'

Published Jan. 21 2018

John Watson was removed Thursday as the Missouri State Employees Retirement System's executive director by a 7-4 vote during a...

Meeting to discuss US 54 safety concerns

Published Jan. 21 2018

The Missouri Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting this month to present proposed safety improvements along U.

JCPS, Blair Oaks highlight classroom changes brought through more student devices

Published Jan. 21 2018

It's been a little more than a semester since the Jefferson City Public Schools and Blair Oaks R-2 districts greatly...

JCHS celebrates Winter Sports Week

Published Jan. 21 2018

Jefferson City High School celebrated Winter Sports Week last week, with the theme "Around the World in Seven Days.

State reels at cost of opioid epidemic

Published Jan. 21 2018

This week's release of a report detailing the cost of opioid use disorder to Missouri taxpayers has reinforced lawmakers' efforts...

Midwest March for Life on tap Saturday

Published Jan. 21 2018

The eighth annual Midwest March for Life is scheduled for Saturday in Jefferson City.The event kicks off at 7:45 a.

Former charter commissioners show mixed views on new committee

Published Jan. 21 2018

After almost 32 years, the Jefferson City Charter will go through an official review — which is receiving mixed reactions...

More than 280K deer harvested this season

Published Jan. 21 2018

Missouri's 2017-18 deer-hunting season ended Jan. 15, with the Missouri Department of Conservation reporting a preliminary total of 283,940 deer...

BizBeat: New cupcakery opens in Eastland Plaza

Published Jan. 21 2018

A new cupcake franchise opened Tuesday in Jefferson City's Eastland Plaza shopping complex.Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery at 905 Eastland Drive,...

BizBeat: KFC to open Jefferson City restaurant in summer

Published Jan. 21 2018

The nation's largest KFC franchisee plans to open a Jefferson City location as early as this summer.

BizBeat: Capital Mall loses kitchen store

Published Jan. 21 2018

Kitchen Collection closed its Capital Mall store recently, mall General Manager Adam Addison confirmed.

BizBeat: Zales closes Capital Mall store

Published Jan. 21 2018

The Zales jewelry store at Capital Mall in Jefferson City closed Jan. 13, a spokesman for Zales' parent company confirmed...

State Tech taking classes to prisons

Published Jan. 21 2018

LINN — Thanks to a four-year, $2.7 million federal grant, State Technical College of Missouri soon will be taking some...